Choosing a Tripod–The Manfrotto190 CXPRO4, 4 Section Carbon Fiber Pro

Sometimes I think that choosing a tripod and ballhead is more difficult and more confusing than choosing a camera. Tripods and ballheads can be as expensive as your camera and they come in all varieties, makes and price points. Until you get some experience using different ones it’s hard to decide what to buy. Let’s […]

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Peterson, Bryan; Understanding Shutter Speed, Amphoto Books, 2008

This is another beautifully illustrated book by Bryan Peterson that explains basic photographic concepts, this time about shutter speed, in an easily understandable way. It is the perfect companion to Understanding Exposure and makes a nice complement to that book. Understanding Shutter Speed is divided into five sections. The first section discusses the six correct […]

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Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead Review

The search for the right tripod and ballhead is a rite of passage for photographers. Eventually you meet someone who puts his arm on your shoulder with compassion and looks at you with the experienced eyes of someone who shares your pain. With that consoling sound in their voice as if saying, “I know what […]

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